The one problem I have had with most allergy friendly foods is the low calorific value of the foods. This poses a special problem for kids who then have to eat large quantities to meet their calorie needs but it is impossible for them to do that. This product is good on this count – it packs in 420 calories in 2 small French Toasts! What makes it even better is the fact that it is also free of most common allergens 😀
Review: The toast needs to be heated in the oven for 8-10 minutes. In my experience, when using a toaster oven, heating the toast for a couple of minutes lesser than indicated on the packaging yields a softer toast. The taste is good but not excellent. Its biggest drawback is it become hard within minutes of warming it. I think that if the bread and the batter had a little bit of matpe bean flour or mung bean flour, it would be much softer and also have a higher protein content. However, it is a good fallback for those days when convenience wins the battle over taste.
Availability: It is available in the frozen section of many health food stores like Fountain of Vitality, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Wegmans. It is also available in general grocery stores like Stop & Shop. Visit the company’s website www.glutino.com to find stores near your area.
Bread: water, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, canola oil, evaporated cane juice, potato starch, guar gum, yeast, cinnamon, salt.
Batter: water, white rice flour, evaporated cane juice, tapioca flour, potato starch, cinnamon, sea salt, Xanthan gum.
Allergen labeling: may contain traces of soy.
Visit the company’s website for information on any changes to their ingredient listing: www.glutino.com
***Always read the ingredient listing before buying any product even if it is something you have bought before!